Sunday, May 4, 2014

Amazing Brownie Recipe


It's Sunday and I'm eating cashews while trying to come up with a blog topic.  When all else fails, turn to food!   

On the second Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm AltaGolden holds a dementia support group.  This month's support group is on May 14.  A couple of years ago I did a 3-month series that discussed the importance of food in brain health.  At the first month's meeting we watched some videos and discussed the information.  The second month provided a speaker on nutrition; and for the third month I made dinner for all attendees based on the hunter-gatherer diet, also known as the paleolithic diet.  The recipes included kale salad with healthy and tasty fixing and a dressing made of lemon and braggs liquid amino, chinese chicken salad, a tossed salad, and desserts that fit in with the program.

My favorite of the desserts is the following brownie recipe.  In fact, it is so good, that it has become my all time favorite brownie recipe.  It's fudgey and delicious and I hope you enjoy.  I'll continue share other recipes when I have writers block.  P.S., this recipe is also kosher.

To learn more about the paleo diet watch this video by Dr. Terry Wahls who cleared her symptoms of MS through diet:  PALEO DIET.


1 stick sweet butter, softened (or coconut oil)
1 cup sugar (or substitute 3/8 C of stevia)
5 eggs, separated
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (not chocolate chips) 
8ounces finely chopped or ground almonds (I like the almond flour from Trader Joe's)
Pinch of salt

Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in egg yolks.
Melt Chocolate over double boiler (or over saucepan over saucepan with simmering water). Cool and add to butter mixture. Add finely ground almonds.
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter.
Pour into 9" square greased baking tin.
Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 45-50 min.
Cool and cut into squares.

Well, that's it for now.  Enjoy your chocolate fix and have a great Sunday!!!

Be well.  Many blessings to you always.

Laura Barish

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